HBO UK Terms of Use


IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SERVICE, AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS IN RESPECT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, SERVICE OR OTHER APPLICATION (THE "SERVICE"). Access to and use of the Service is provided by HBO International Europe Limited, a company registered in England under company number 06207813, whose registered office is 16 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HS and whose VAT registration number is: 928055613 ("HBO", "us" or "we") subject to the following terms (the "Terms" or "Agreement"): 


1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: The Service is designed for and targeted to adults. It is intended solely and exclusively for residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland (collectively referred to as the "Territory") who are at least 18 years of age or older. In order to use and access the features and services provided by the Service you must be 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the Territory. If you are not an adult, or if you do not reside in the Territory, please stop and discontinue your use of the Service. If for any reason you do not agree with all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, including the Service's Privacy Policy, please discontinue using the Service immediately. By using the Service, you acknowledge to be legally bound by all of the terms of this Agreement. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement or to change, modify or otherwise alter any features of the Service at any time and for any purpose without notice. You should visit this page regularly and review this Agreement for the current terms of this Agreement, since your continued access or use of the Service will be deemed as an irrevocable acknowledgement of any such changes, modifications or alterations. Certain areas of the Service within the proprietary online service offered by HBO may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which you should read carefully before making any use of those areas ("Additional Terms"). Any Additional Terms will not vary or replace these Terms regarding any use of the Service; however in the event of a conflict between these Terms and any Additional Terms, the Additional Terms shall prevail.


2. REGISTRATION: In accessing the Service or certain of the resources on the Service, you may be asked to provide registration details including without limitation a valid e-mail address, date of birth and your full name. It is a condition of use of the Service that all the details you provide will be correct, current, and complete. If HBO believes the details are not correct, current, or complete, we have the right to refuse you access to the Service or any of its resources.


3. COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: The Service and all materials incorporated on the Service (including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights under the laws of the Territory and other countries. Some of the titles, characters, logos or other images incorporated by HBO on the Service are also protected as registered or unregistered trademarks, trade names and/or service marks ("Trademarks") owned by HBO. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Use of the Trademarks of HBO or of any other party is not authorized in any manner other than as incorporated into the Service.


4. INFRINGEMENT NOTICE: If you believe that any content appearing on the Service has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement under the laws of the  Territory, please forward the following information to the contact details listed below:
a) Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
b) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
c) The exact URL or a description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
d) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
e) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
f) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
HBO c/o Think Jam

256-260 Old Street

London, EC1V 9DD
[email protected]


5. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS:
(a) You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of the Service, except that you may access and display material and all other content displayed on the Service for non-commercial, personal, entertainment use on a single computer or device only. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of the Service over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database. Any authorization to copy material granted by HBO in any part of the Service for any reason is restricted to making a single copy for non-commercial, personal, entertainment use and is subject to your keeping intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Using any material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. Also, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling, or otherwise reducing the code used in any software on the Service into a readable form in order to examine the construction of such software and/or to copy or create other products based (in whole or in part) on such software, is prohibited.
(b) HBO respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks users of the Service to do the same.


6. NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION
THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY. ALTHOUGH WE MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO UPDATE THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT ON THE SERVICE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR UP-TO-DATE AT ANY TIME.
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS EXCLUDES OR LIMITS OUR LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE, OR OUR FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY LAW.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR OTHER TERMS WHICH MAY APPLY TO THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT ON IT, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. 
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY USER FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH:
USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE; OR
USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT DISPLAYED ON THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY USER CONTENT (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 10(B) AND WHICH INCLUDES USER CONTENT UPLOADED BY YOU).
IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS, PLEASE NOTE THAT IN PARTICULAR, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR:
LOSS OF PROFITS, SALES, BUSINESS, OR REVENUE;
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION;
LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS;
LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION; OR
ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE.
IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY PROVIDE THE SERVICE FOR YOUR DOMESTIC AND PRIVATE USE ONLY. YOU AGREE NOT TO USE THE SERVICE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL OR BUSINESS PURPOSES, AND WE HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF BUSINESS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT AS A CONSUMER YOU HAVE STATUTORY RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF THE PROVISION OF GOODS AND SERVICES. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS WILL AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CITIZENS' ADVICE BUREAU.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A VIRUS, DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.


8. SUBMISSIONS AND POSTINGS:
(a) HBO does not accept unsolicited submissions of concepts, creative ideas, suggestions, stories, or other potential content. This is to avoid the possibility of future misunderstanding when projects developed by HBO staff or representatives might seem to others to be similar to the submitted concepts, creative ideas, suggestions, stories or other potential content. Therefore, please do not send HBO any unsolicited submissions.


(b) From time to time, areas on the Service may expressly request submissions of concepts, creative ideas, suggestions, stories, or other potential content from you ("Invited Submissions"). Where this is the case, please carefully read any Additional Terms which appear elsewhere on the Service to govern the Invited Submissions, since they will affect your legal rights. If no Additional Terms govern the Invited Submissions, then this Agreement will apply in full to any Invited Submissions you make. Please also be aware that any Invited Submissions you may make will not be acknowledged and the act of providing Invited Submissions does not create a fiduciary or other special relationship between you and HBO, or any of its affiliates, agents, licensees, successors or assigns or place HBO or any of its affiliates, agents, licensees, successors or assigns in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public. You acknowledge and agree that neither HBO nor any of its affiliates, agents, licensees, successors or assigns has now, or shall have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to your Invited Submissions, and that HBO and its affiliates, agents, licensees, successors or assigns are not responsible for the loss, deletion, failure to store or misdelivery of any Invited Submissions.


(c) To the extent that use of the Service provides you or other users an opportunity to post and exchange information, content, ideas and opinions ("Postings"), be advised that HBO does not screen, edit, or review Postings prior to their appearance on the Service or elsewhere, and Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of HBO. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, HBO excludes all responsibility and liability for the Postings or for any losses or expenses resulting from their use and/or appearance on the Service or elsewhere. You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings you provide and all material, content and information they contain and that such Postings shall not infringe any proprietary right, intellectual property right or other rights of third parties.


(d) In any event, no material you send to us will be treated as confidential.


9. RULES OF CONDUCT:
(a) Please act responsibly when using the Service. You may only use the Service and its contents for lawful purposes and in accordance with applicable law and you are prohibited from storing, distributing or transmitting any unlawful material through the Service. You may not collect or store personal data regarding other users. You recognize that storing, distributing or transmitting unlawful material could expose you to criminal and/or civil liability. You agree that if a third party claims that material you have contributed to the Service is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that it is lawful. You understand and agree that all materials publicly posted (other than by HBO) or privately transmitted on or through the Service are the sole responsibility of the sender, not HBO, and that you are responsible for all material you upload, post or otherwise transmit to or through the Service.
(b) HBO requires that you do not submit any Invited Submissions or Postings or otherwise make available on the Service any content, or act in a way, which in our opinion:
(i) libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;
(ii) seeks to exploit or harm children;
(iii) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;
(iv) violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
(v) you do not have the right to transmit under any contractual or other relationship (e.g., inside information, proprietary or confidential information received in the context of an employment or a non-disclosure agreement);
(vi) advocates or promotes illegal activity;
(vii) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
(viii) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as specifically authorized on the Service;
(ix) solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors;
(x) includes programs which contain viruses, worms and/or "Trojan horses" or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
(xi) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via the Service;
(xii) copies any other pages or images on the Service except with appropriate authority;
(xiii) includes MP3 format files;
(xiv) amounts to a "pyramid" or similar scheme;
(xv) amounts to "data warehousing" (i.e., using any web space made available to you as storage for large files which are only linked from other sites). You must provide a reasonable amount of content to accompany such material in order that at least some of the traffic to your site comes directly via us;
(xvi) disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of the Service or any networks connected to the Service; or
(xvii) contains links to other sites that contain the kind of content, which falls within the descriptions set out at (i) to (xvi) above.
(c) In addition, unless otherwise permitted by HBO, you are prohibited from removing any sponsorship banners, similar promotional displays and inserts or other material inserted by HBO anywhere on the Service (e.g., on any web space made available for your use).


10. USE OF SUBMITTED CONTENT:
(a) HBO will consider anything you provide to HBO and/or contribute to the Service as available for our use free of any obligations to you, except where we have expressly solicited Invited Submissions and those submissions are expressly governed by additional terms appearing elsewhere on the Service (see "Submissions and Postings" above), in which event those Additional Terms will determine how we will treat your Invited Submissions.
(b) Subject to the provisions of any Additional Terms, by posting or uploading any content to the Service and/or providing any communication or material to HBO ("User Content"), you automatically and irrevocably:
(i) grant and assign to HBO a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license in the User Content throughout the world including, without limitation, all copyright, together with all consents (if any) necessary to enable its reproduction, distribution, modification, publishing and/or other exploitation by HBO and/or by any person authorized by HBO, by any means and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in whole or in part, without payment or other reference to you or any other person, and to advertise and promote such exploitation, for the full period of all such rights (together with any extensions and renewals) and insofar as possible in perpetuity;
(ii) waive all moral rights in the User Content which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted;
(iii) appoint HBO as your agent with full power to enter into any document and/or do any act HBO may consider appropriate to confirm the grant and assignment, consent and waiver set out above;
(iv) warrant that you are the owner of the User Content and entitled to enter into this Agreement and that our use of the User Content will not infringe the rights of any third party; and
(v) confirm that no such User Content will be subject to any obligation, of confidence or otherwise, to you or any other person and that HBO shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of such User Content.


11. MODERATION/MONITORING: HBO shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any Invited Submissions, Postings or other material on the Service. HBO shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted or posted to the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, HBO shall have the right to remove any material that HBO, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of this Agreement or otherwise objectionable.


12. DEACTIVATION/TERMINATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION: You may deactivate your registration on the Service, at any time and for any reason, by contacting us at the email address provided on the website. We may terminate your use of and registration on the Service, at any time if you fail to comply with these Terms or any Additional Terms or due to reasons beyond our control, without prior notice to you and without any liability or further obligation of any kind whatsoever to you or any other party.


13. THIRD PARTY SITES, ADVERTISING AND SPONSORS: (a) The Service may link you to other sites on the "Internet". These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other sites are not under the control of HBO, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with HBO) HBO is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by HBO or any association with its operators.


(b) HBO cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from any third-party site that links to or from HBO since other shop channels are owned and operated by independent retailers. HBO does not endorse any of the merchandise, nor has HBO taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in such third-party sites. HBO does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal data) you might be requested to give any third party, and you irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. The HBO Privacy Policy does not govern any personal data or other information collected by or disclosed to the third party. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online transaction with any of these third parties.


(c) Any area of the Service that is accessed through any third party proprietary online service is subject to the rules, policies and guidelines of such third party proprietary online service.


(d) The inclusion of any advertising or any sponsorship material on the Service does not constitute an endorsement of the relevant advertiser or sponsor or their goods or services. Any correspondence or dealings you have with advertisers or sponsors are solely between you and the relevant advertiser or sponsor. We shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind suffered or incurred by you as a result of any correspondence or dealing you have with any advertiser or sponsor.


14. SYSTEM ABUSE:
(a) You may not reproduce, sell, resell or otherwise exploit any resource, or access to any resource, contained on the Service.
(b) You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with the Service to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g. password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited.


15. INVESTIGATIONS/VIOLATIONS: HBO reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of this Agreement, including, without limitation, any violation arising from any Invited Submission, Posting or e-mails you make or send to the Service. HBO may seek to gather information from the user who is suspected of violating these Terms, and from any other user. We will collect and use any such information in accordance with the HBO Privacy Policy. HBO may suspend any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from its servers as it deems appropriate and without notice. If HBO believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms has occurred, it may edit or modify any Invited Submission, Posting or e-mails, remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts or take other corrective action it deems appropriate. In accordance with the HBO Privacy Policy, we may: (i) provide personal data in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena; and (ii) disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request, and shall have no liability to you for such disclosure. 


16. USE IN TERRITORY ONLY: The Service is intended for viewing solely in the Territory. HBO makes no representation that materials or other content in the Service are appropriate or available for use outside the Territory. If you choose to access the Service from other locations you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk. You are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. 


17. RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS: 
(a) If you are a business, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless HBO, its directors, officers, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys" fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, and/or from your placement or transmission of any content onto the Service's servers, and/or from any and all use of your account in violation of this Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us. This section does not apply to you if you are a consumer.


(b) If you are a consumer, you agree that you will be responsible and liable to HBO, its directors, officers, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and licensors, in respect of all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, and/or from your placement or transmission of any content onto the Service's servers, and/or from any and all use of your account in violation of this Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defence of any claim in respect of which you are responsible and/or liable to us under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us. 


18. SEVERABILITY: If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severed from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 


19. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE: As an accountholder, your use of the Service may enable you to enter into agreements electronically. You acknowledge and agree that your electronic submissions constitute your agreement and intent to be bound by any such agreements and/or purchases, including without limitation all transactions you enter into in connection with the Service.


20. CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL: We shall not have any liability to you by reason of any delay or failure to perform any obligation hereunder if the delay or failure to perform is occasioned by circumstances beyond our reasonable control, which shall refer to any act of God, storm, fire, casualty, unanticipated work stoppage, power outage, satellite failure, strike, lockout, labor dispute, civil disturbance, riot, war, national emergency, Governmental action, or other circumstance beyond our reasonable control.


21. DISPUTE RESOLUTION 
(a) These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law. 
(b) If you are a business, all disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms (including non-contractual disputes) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
(c) If you are a consumer, all disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms (including non-contractual disputes) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland and if you are resident in the Republic of Ireland you may also bring proceedings in the Republic of Ireland.
(d) For information regarding the European Commission's new online dispute resolution platform, please see http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. 


22. EXPORT CONTROL: You may not use or otherwise export or re-export any software associated with the Service except as authorized by the laws of the Territory and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the software was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the software may not be exported or re-exported into any countries embargoes by the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or to any persons listed as prohibited under applicable law or regulation.


23. MISCELLANEOUS: These Terms cannot be changed or terminated orally. Any failure of HBO to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No waiver by HBO of any provision of these Terms will be of any force or effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of HBO. HBO may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without any notice. These Terms may not be assigned by you, and you may not delegate your duties under them, without the prior written consent of an officer of HBO. The section titles in this Agreement are inserted only as a matter of convenience and have no legal or contractual effect. You acknowledge that these Terms will not be construed against HBO by virtue of HBO having drafted them. HBO reserves the right to deny access to all or part of the Service to you or any person in its sole discretion without notice or liability of any kind. Any violation of these Terms may be referred to law enforcement authorities. 


24. CONTACT US
If you have any queries regarding the Service or these Terms please contact [email protected]
IF YOU DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY ALL OF THE FOREGOING TERMS PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS AND/OR USE THE SERVICE.


Effective Date:  February 17, 2016